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More and more kids are using mobile devices. By 'digitizing the outdoors,' it may be possible to harness that trend and connect more people to nature. (flickr | gnta)

Digitizing the Outdoors: Can Gaming be the Gateway to Nature?

5/30/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

Children today are spending alarming amounts of their time indoors and in front of screens—7.5 hours per day on electronic devices. Research suggests that ADHD and other behavioral issues are lessened when children spend time in the outdoors. Most notably, Richard […] Read more >

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Children and Nature: What We Know, What We Are Learning & What We Need To Do

5/10/2012 // By Guest Author

My colleagues and I here at Texas A&M University, along with researchers at the University of Tennessee and the National Forest Service, have been collaborating over the last few years to develop and conduct studies to increase our understanding of that relationship. Read more >

Sense of Wonder

9 Books To Inspire Outdoor Fun for Your Family

1/1/2010 // By Anne Cissel

A bird singing, a cool breeze, a magnificent sunset: most of the time you don’t need convincing that outdoor time is good you and your family. But sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper and explore the research that […] Read more >

Big As The Whole Outdoors

10/22/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews the book Ladybug Girl, which celebrates a child’s creative can-do spirit. Read more >